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   Old Thread  #95 7 Jul 2020 at 1.05pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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You're absolutely right that people working in these places are doing it because they need the job / income. In this country and abroad.


And regarding Nike... It's been known for years that they and others have dodgy practices and I can't understand how they are still endorsed by so many. Are they still doing it all as bad as they were? There's a short play called 'Trainers' that I sometimes do with the younger kids at school that explores the whole thing - good for them to get a bit of knowledge about it.


did you tell your ex sister in law off?
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   Old Thread  #94 7 Jul 2020 at 12.42pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Happens in Bradford and Manchester too

My ex sister in law used to run few market stalls. People in the know go to the high street stores buy one of each garment, drop them off at the sweatshops and they will do identical copies for a fraction of the price, She used to pay about £5 for the equivalent of a £40 Top shop piece for example if buying in bulk and flog them for 1/2 the original price. The people working in them want jobs, blame the bent ****s for opening them and providing the service

Absolutely no different to what other leading "brands" such as Nike are doing in other countries, paying the people absolute peanuts, exporting it and charging us top dollar. Truth be know i bet most of these BLM people would ditch the swoosh and others if they knew the real truth
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   Old Thread  #93 7 Jul 2020 at 11.40am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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2017, C4: "Leicester sweatshops exposed"
2018, FT: "Exploitation in UK garment industry"
2019, BBC: "Leicester...fast fashion sweatshops"
Jan 2020, Guardian: "Alarm over UK fast fashion factories"

Saw this earlier. Damn MSM failing to report things as usual.
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   Old Thread  #92 7 Jul 2020 at 10.45am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I doubt that as boohoo is joint owned.

I'd imagine their workforce/ supply chain includes BAME workers being exploited too so ....
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   Old Thread  #91 7 Jul 2020 at 10.34am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Maybe the authorities don't want to be accused of picking on BAME.?

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   Old Thread  #90 7 Jul 2020 at 10.30am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I was shocked too. Makes a mockery of the 'made in the uk' tag they use when selling the stuff. Primark and the like get a lot of stick for their foreign factories but it's surprising to see it's happening here too.

The clothing industry is appalling in lots of ways. Exploiting workers in terms of pay and conditions. Environmentallly it's terrible. Read a thing about the ecological damage done by making a single pair of jeans.... ridiculous

All so that people can buy a dress or shirt for a fiver every week.
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   Old Thread  #89 7 Jul 2020 at 10.08am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I found the recent stories about the sweat-shop clothing manufacturers in Leicester really surprising.
I assumed that sort of thing only happened in Asia. Don't these places ever get inspected by Health and Safety or similar? Did everyone know it was happening?
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   Old Thread  #88 6 Jul 2020 at 2.40pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Altruistic or not
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   Old Thread  #87 6 Jul 2020 at 2.33pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Fair enough.

Mine will be off to my sister. Not entirely altruistic as I bloody hate high street shopping!

She flippin does deserve it mind.
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   Old Thread  #86 6 Jul 2020 at 2.31pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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The theory is it isn't means tested so for everyone, hence the vouchers. Use them, lose them or pass them on upto you. Makes sense for the struggling High Street to get moving and job retention
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   Old Thread  #85 6 Jul 2020 at 1.43pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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False Widow spiders another example.
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   Old Thread  #84 6 Jul 2020 at 1.41pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Is that absolutely everyone?

I'm sure there are plenty that don't need it. Like Alan Sugar and the winter fuel payment thing.

And all the mp's of course...
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   Old Thread  #83 6 Jul 2020 at 1.14pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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There are a few cases every year, I’m sure I read that there were a couple of cases in the US within the last fortnight or so but I can’t find the article now. Of course, Mongolia is close to China so this one will get loads of coverage.

Remember the ‘Summer of the Shark’ back in 2001. No increase in the amount of shark attacks but there was hysterical coverage up until the 9/11 attacks. It sold papers.

Flat Earth News by Nick Davies and Risk by Dan Gardner are worth reading to see how the news cycle and the inherent human misunderstanding of dangers can escalate what is probably a non-story into a BIG story.

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   Old Thread  #82 6 Jul 2020 at 11.30am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Phew ..
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   Old Thread  #81 6 Jul 2020 at 11.16am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Yes but if you believe the MSM didn't they have 30 new strains of Covid 19 three to four weeks ago.

Apparently the plague is now curable but if untreated leads to death, like every symptom of every illness if you search on Google.
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